Calathea orbifolia

Calathea orbifolia is a most beautiful house plant. Exquisite rounded leaves with elegant silver and green stripes create a textural, corrugated appearance. With a bushy, clump forming habit, it creates a luxuriant, leafy display.

This tropical native thrives in a warm room with good humidity, making it perfect a bright bathroom or kitchen.

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Origin: Bolivia
Genus: Goeppertia
Species / Cultivar: orbifolia
Synonym: Calathea rotundifolia, Calathea orbifolia

Plant Biography

Originating in Bolivia, the Calathea orbifolia is a member of the prayer plants family.

In 2012, after extensive genetic analysis, most of the Calathea species have been renamed Goeppertia, however in horticultural production and among the enthusiasts the plants are still known as Calathea.

Calathea orbifolia
Light: Medium
This plant likes a spot further away from bright windows, but still lit by natural light.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 10 - 28°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: Medium
Easygoing in regular home conditions, keep away from cold draughts and heat sources.
Toxicity: Pet friendly
There is no reported toxicity to pets and humans.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.
Eventual Height: 0.8m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.

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